President Clinton on stem cell research - 'embryos are not fertilised’
So says President Clinton. You would think that, of all people, he would understand the process of fertilisation:
Sperm + Egg = Zygote
Sperm + Dress = Impeachment (no zygote)
Zygote = Embryo
Embryo = Baby
Yet President Clinton justified embryonic stem cell research by stating five times in an interview that embryos are not fertilised. And Dr Sanjay Gupta – CNN’s chief medical correspondent and former candidate for President Obama’s abortion surgeon general – not once challenged or corrected him.
It beggars belief that Dr Gupta did not know that President Clinton was wrong. The absence of any correction is evidence of collusion in the Orwellian re-drafting of embryology definitions in order to inculcate changed perception and encourage the mass acceptability of stem cell research.
Here is a transcript of the interview:
(Hat-tip Creative Minority Report)
Gupta: Let's talk about something you talked a lot about in the early part of your presidency, stem cells. There was an order today providing federal money for embryonic stem cell research. First of all, let me just ask you, as someone who studied this, is this going to always be as divisive an issue as it is now? Is this going to be the abortion of the next generation? Or are people going to come around?
Clinton: I think - the answer is I think that we'll work it through. If - particularly if it's done right. If it's obvious that we're not taking embryos that can - that under any conceivable scenario would be used for a process that would allow them to be fertilised and become little babies, and I think if it's obvious that we're not talking about some science fiction cloning of human beings, then I think the American people will support this....
Gupta: Any reservations?
Clinton: I don't know that I have any reservations, but I was - he has apparently decided to leave to the relevant professional committees the definition of which frozen embryos are basically going to be discarded, because they're not going to be fertilised. I believe the American people believe it's a pro-life decision to use an embryo that's frozen and never going to be fertilised for embryonic stem cell research....
But those committees need to be really careful to make sure if they don't want a big storm to be stirred up here, that any of the embryos that are used clearly have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilised before their use. There are a large number of embryos that we know are never going to be fertilised, where the people who are in control of them have made that clear. The research ought to be confined to those....
But there are values involved that we all ought to feel free to discuss in all scientific research. And that is the one thing that I think these committees need to make it clear that they're not going to fool with any embryos where there's any possibility, even if it's somewhat remote, that they could be fertilised and become human beings.
Is the former president confused? Are we witnessing the early signs of senile dementia? Is it a simple error?
It is certainly not an error in terminology, for he has previously said on Larry King Live:
But this stem cell research, if the stem cells are frozen embryonic stem cells, if they are never going to be used to be fertilised, to bring a life into being, then I think making them available for medical research is the pro-life position and I honestly don't understand - I would understand it if we were going and raiding stem cell banks, where these stem cells were going to be used to actually fertilise eggs and have babies.
And it sounds such a ‘pro-life’ statement, so utterly reasonable. Until one considers that this ‘world leader’ and CNN's good doctor are actually using ‘fertilised’ in the sense of ‘implanted’. The term ‘conception’ is already widely used in such a way, such that the ‘morning-after pill’ ceases to be abortion, and another term is ‘adapted’ to anaesthetise people from the harsh realities of murder.
Even the concept of a ‘fertilised egg’ is erroneous, for the oocyte ceases to be once amphimixis is complete. The moment the zona pellucida is penetrated, major reactions occur which transform both the egg and the sperm to such an extent that they are transmogrified into a quite different entity – a zygote; a single cell human being.
All talk of a ‘fertilised egg’ simply deflects from the true nature of a zygote – a human being at the earliest stages of existence.
President Clinton’s justification for stem cell research emanates from an inadequate education. This begs the question of when he is properly educated on the birds and the bees, will he change his position on embryonic stem cell research? And if he will not change his mind (which he will not), then it is evident that he is manipulating the change in terminology and definitions in order to persuade the American people of the utter reasonableness of his view. Since he vetoed two bills (passed by Congress) which would have banned ‘partial birth abortion’, there appears to be little doubt about his life-denying beliefs or his Godless utilitarian agenda.